Georgia Bulldogs Preview: Quarterback Depth Chart
Coming into 2010, Aaron Murray and the quarterbacking situation was the biggest question mark on the team. Needless to say, Murray made it known that he is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation on his way to setting several Georgia freshman passing records. those records are just the beginning, as Murray is setting himself up to be one of the greatest Georgia quarterbacks of all time.
He is not alone though, as the Bulldogs now have a good bit of depth at the position heading into the fall. In this article we will be taking a closer look at the top three guys and some predictions for them as well.
1. Aaron Murray
Murray set the world on fire last year as a redshirt freshman, and has set the stage for a season that many people think will make him a darkhorse candidate for the Heisman. May be a bit of a stretch, but saying that Murray is the best quarterback in the conference isn't.
Last season, Murray completed 209 of 342 passes (61.1%) for 3,049 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also only threw eight interceptions and rushed for 167 yards and four touchdowns.
Murray has better arm strength than his size (6'1", 209 pounds) may lead some to believe. He can make any throw asked of him, and is also extremely accurate. He was sixth in the conference last year in passing efficiency in a pretty strong year at the position. He's also very mobile in the pocket and is a strong, and nerve-racking, runner once he escapes the pocket and can make plays that way as well.
As for what to expect from Murray this year, I expect him to take a greater stand in his leadership role, which he has already done, and produce at a heavier rate. He has the potential to break just about every single season record this year for the Bulldogs.
Though, knowing Murray, wins are way more important than the stats that he could put up.
2. Hutson Mason
Mason came to Georgia after breaking basically every Georgia passing record during his senior year at Lassiter High School. He was a 3-star quarterback that loved Georgia growing up and was ecstatic when the Bulldogs offered him a scholarship.
I think that Mason is a better quarterback than what many people were expecting. He threw 17 passes in some mop-up duty last season, completing nine of them for 102 yards and a touchdown.
He comes into the season as the backup and one that I am pretty comfortable with. He has a bit of a gunslinger mentality in him, and he's a guy that wouldn't be scared to face off against any defense in the conference.
Mason is going to get some playing time again this season, but hopefully Murray stays healthy and its just in mop-up duty. There are a couple of games where the Bulldogs should be blowing out the opposition and we will get to see some more of the young man. He's a great guy and loves Georgia, and I hope that he will stick around with the team and doesn't transfer after the season.
LeMay comes into his freshman season having not played a down of football since his junior season in high school. After getting suspended his senior season after some off the field transgressions (not anything too serious that would make people think he has character flaws) LeMay started working with a quarterback coach. He'd been working on his footwork and different things with the coach, and also impressed Mark Richt and company this spring.
LeMay was still a 4-star quarterback, and one that many people thought would have been the top quarterback in the class had he played his senior season.
LeMay has all the tools to be a great college quarterback, but I'm hoping that he redshirts this season so we get an extra year with him. He's in the D.J. Shockley-mold where he has very good athleticism and is a natural leader. He could do great things at Georgia, just hoping we get an extra year with him if he redshirts.
An article on the running back depth chart should be up sometime next weekend.